Spherical symmetrization and the first eigenvalue of geodesic disks on manifolds
主 题: Spherical symmetrization and the first eigenvalue of geodesic disks on manifolds
报告人: Dr.Mao jing （Universidade Técnica de Lisboa）
时 间: 2013-04-02 9:00--10:00
地 点: 理科一号楼1560
Given a manifold M, we build two spherically symmetric model manifolds based on the maximum and the minimum of its curvatures. We then show that the first Dirichlet eigenvalue of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on a geodesic disk of the original manifold can be bounded from above and below by the first eigenvalue on geodesic disks with the same radius on the model manifolds. These results may be seen as extensions of Cheng’s eigenvalue comparison theorems, where the model constant curvature manifolds have been replaced by more general spherically symmetric manifolds. To prove this, we extend Rauch’s and Bishop’s comparison theorems to this setting. This is a joint work with my advisors Prof. Pedro Freitas and Prof. Isabel Salavessa.